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Old 09-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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this is going to sound stupid

But does it harm the fish if i touch them... my oscar and jack are really friendly but i dnt wanna cause them harm.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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provided your hands are clean and not all chemically for any reason, i see no problem unless the fish start to bite! ha.
my oscar likes a stroke every now and then, my old one... not so much
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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You may touch them inside the tank but dont handel them outside of it. Fish have a slime coat and you will remove it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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and only touch them gently. my o will let me put my hand right around her... but if you use 2 much pressure u will remove the slime coat...
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Ok cool thanks i aways make sure clean hands when doing fish stuff
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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But does it harm the fish if i touch them... my oscar and jack are really friendly but i dnt wanna cause them harm.

The key is to not have anything on your hands when going into the tank. No: soap, cleaner, moisturizer, conditioner, perfume, deoderant, etc. Just your natural skin.

I used to raise Oscars and had one that used to cuddle inside my hand when I put it in the tank. He was about 12" at the time so it was funny to see him act like a baby. If he had a thumb, I'd bet he would have been sucking it too. Just be gentle and try not to rub as much as letting them touch you.

Happy cuddling
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:53 AM   #7
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You should not be touching your fish unless you have to. Even then there are better alternatives (nets, containers, towels) to handling your fish. They do not need human touch. In fact unnecessarily touching them is a detrimental risk.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:13 AM   #8
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whos to say they dont need human touch?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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whos to say they dont need human touch?
Your not serious. Are you??? You should be avoiding putting your hands in the water let alone touching the fish.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #10
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pretty sure i am serious.......my jds and my eartheaters like to rub on my fingers when i feed them live bloodworms.........so your telling me im wrong?
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